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insulin shock:see hyperinsulinismhyperinsulinism,
presence in the system of an above-normal amount of insulin, the substance secreted by the pancreas and needed by the body to utilize sugar. An increased amount of insulin in the body results in below-normal amounts of sugar in the system, giving rise to such
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insulin shock[′in·sə·lən ¦shäk]
Clinical manifestation of hypoglycemia due to excess amounts of insulin in the blood.
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